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pharmacopoeia

or phar·ma·co·pe·ia

[ fahr-muh-kuh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌfɑr mə kəˈpi ə /
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noun Pharmacology.
a book published usually under the jurisdiction of the government and containing a list of drugs, their formulas, methods for making medicinal preparations, requirements and tests for their strength and purity, and other related information.
a stock of drugs.
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Origin of pharmacopoeia

1615–25; <New Latin <Greek pharmakopoiía drug-maker's art, equivalent to phármako(n) drug + -poi(os) making (poi(eîn) to make + -os adj. suffix) + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM pharmacopoeia

phar·ma·co·poe·ial, phar·ma·co·poe·ic, adjectivephar·ma·co·poe·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacopoeia

pharmacopoeia

sometimes US pharmacopeia

/ (ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːə) /

noun
an authoritative book containing a list of medicinal drugs with their uses, preparation, dosages, formulas, etc

Derived forms of pharmacopoeia

pharmacopoeial or pharmacopoeic, adjectivepharmacopoeist, noun

Word Origin for pharmacopoeia

C17: via New Latin from Greek pharmakopoiia art of preparing drugs, from pharmaco- + -poiia, from poiein to make
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